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Sen. Phil Fortunato. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Fortunato urges veto of economically damaging legislation

With the Legislature’s approval of Senate Bill 5116, heralded as the governor’s 100 percent unaffordable energy legislation, state Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, has sent a… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2019
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Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Auburn Riverside student commits to pursuing STEM careers during Olympia celebration

Michael Kopcho is one of 49 signees from throughout the state

  • Apr 13, 2019
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Car hits light pole; no injuries

A car struck a light pole Saturday morning in Auburn at the 1400 block of 29th St. SE, and the driver escaped injury, the Valley… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2019
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Early Birds make a splash

Just regular guys gather to hoop it up in a long-running routine at the neighborhood Y

Sen. Claire Wilson. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

House passes Wilson bill creating commission on LGBTQ inequities

Legislation passed late Friday by the House would establish a state commission to identify concerns specific to LGBTQ individuals and apply those concerns to inform… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2019
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Auburn’s homeless shelters helping people get back on their feet again

She was perturbed, grumbling. “I hate this place,” the woman, 85, told Auburn Food Bank Director Debbie Christian, directing her ire at the Ray of… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2019

Auburn Police blotter | April 12

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between March 30 and April 3: March 30 Theft: 7 p.m., 2402 Auburn… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | April 12

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 284 calls for service between April 1 and 7, among them the following: April 1 Aid call: 1:09… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019
Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Legislation targets rape kit backlog

WA has about 10,000 untested kits; new law would reduce testing time to 45 days

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau
This tiled-section of the American-Vietnamese memorial bears the names of veterans who fought in the conflict, which came to an official end in 1975. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Vietnamese community to observe 44th Black April Commemoration

The 44th Black April Commemoration – the local Vietnamese community’s annual observance of the fall of Saigon to Communist North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2019
This tiled-section of the American-Vietnamese memorial bears the names of veterans who fought in the conflict, which came to an official end in 1975. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Volunteers needed to help restore salmon habitat in Green River Natural Area

Duwamish Alive! – a watershed-wide effort to improve the health of salmon by restoring their habitat – needs volunteers. The group effort begins at 10… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2019

Auburn Pool staff, police officer to be recognized for live-saving efforts

Pool staff jumped into action when a student athlete collapsed at the Auburn School District Pool on March 5. Their efforts, along with those of… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2019

Corps revising master plan at Howard Hanson Dam, seeks public input

Changes also coming to Mud Mountain Dam

  • Apr 10, 2019

Medical Examiner says man found at old Valley 6 site was murdered

The King County Medical Examiner on Monday identified as Silvano Ruiz-Perez the man whose body turned up on March 24 in a field near or… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

Public health closes Dave & Buster’s temporarily to investigate possible illness outbreak

Restaurant reopened Monday after weekend closure

  • Apr 9, 2019

Groundbreaking ceremony for Auburn’s 15th elementary school is April 20

A groundbreaking ceremony for elementary school No. 15 is noon Saturday, April 20, at 5701 Kersey Way SE, Auburn. School officials will help break ground… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019
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Rep. Schrier comes to Auburn for town hall on April 17

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-WA, is coming to Auburn for her next town hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Cascade Hall of… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019
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Accreditation gives Auburn’s Valley Christian School high marks, praise

For the Auburn Reporter Valley Christian School (VCS) has been a part of the Auburn community for more than 42 years, four of which have… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019
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Law enforcement oversight office seeks subpoena power

Organization has been unable to investigate King County Sheriff’s Office.

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